Yankees 1B Voit Gets Hit In Face By Pitch, Scores, Then Leaves


Yankees first baseman Luke Voit, who stayed in the game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday after being hit in the face by a 90-plus mile per hour pitch.

The pitch from Chad Bettis that clipped Voit's chin in the bottom of the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium was clocked at 91.4 mph and the only face Voit made was when Boone and head athletic trainer Steve Donohue ran out to pull him from the game.

"[That] doesn't surprise me. I don't think it surprises you guys, either," Yankees catcher Austin Romine told reporters. "If you know Luke, you know he's going to play the game. The guy's like a bull out there."

Voit went first to third on a Didi Gregorius infield hit and then scored on a Gleyber Torres single to give the Yankees a 9-0 lead.

By the next half-inning, with the game seemingly in hand on a day when area heat indexes reached 107 degrees, Voit was lifted as the Yankees rolled to an 11-5 win.

Oh, and by the way, following his removal, Voit passed a concussion protocol test and was back in the lineup yesterday.

Source: ESPN

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